Many synagogues are notoriously family-focused. So what’s a pre-family yid to do? Or, as in the Ravenna Kibbutz, many people want to find a strong Jewish community without pressure to follow religious aspects of it. In the Kibbutz and in Jews in the Woods, another unaffiliated community with a focus on people in their 20’s and 30’s, I found that people were curious [about] each others’ backgrounds, while still withholding judgement. Connection is the key in these communities, and I attest that I did, and do, feel connected.
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Ravenna Kibbutz at NewVoices.org
Kibbutz community member Shoshanna Barnett wrote a nice piece (partly) about us last month. I especially like this passage: